Saturday, May 19, 2012


The nursery is finished!  I had always dreamed of doing a nursery.  My mom helped with much of it, and we had so much fun.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  I think it’s soft and cozy and sweet.  Enjoy the photos!    
View from the door.

The walls are painted a rich cream.

My mom and I spray painted the wicker shelving unit.  It was in my room as a child.

The ceiling is painted a soft gray.

A beautiful quilt made by my talented mom!

I noticed these prints in a gallery in Wilmington, NC while on a beach trip last summer.  The Critter Series by digital artist John W. Golden. 
Each has a title... The Artful Raccoon, The Industrious Beaver, The Sensible Owl, The Persnickety Opossum, The Crooked Fox, and The Relentless Squirrel.  So cute!
The quilt makes the room! Thank you, Mom!  (I helped choose the fabrics. J)

A comfy glider chair and ottoman.

Photos of things from my childhood.  I will eventually change them out with new baby photos.

Adorable bear.

Cozy corner.

Ross got this rocking horse from an Amish builder on our last trip to Iowa.

My mom and I painted the frames.

How cute is this mobile?!

The cross stitch was made by a family friend and was in my room when I was little. 
(I suppose I should say that it was originally made for my brother.)

Monday, May 14, 2012

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Thursday, May 10, 2012


Some of the affiliate agencies, where our profiles were sent, require us to complete their own paperwork.  (Just when we thought we were done!)  We got all of that additional stuff turned in earlier this week.  So, after four months of seemingly constant paperwork, we are now officially WAITING!  We could get a call at any time.  The “call” could be one of many scenarios.  Some agencies call us to get permission to even show our profile.  Some agencies call only after we’ve been selected.  Some agencies call Crossroads, our local agency, rather than calling us directly.  And when there is a match, it may be with a child that was just born or one that is due in a couple of months.  There are many unknowns, but it’s very exciting!  Please pray for a speedy match, but, more than anything, the right match.